Many feared killed as bandits launch multiple attacks on Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway

Many travellers are feared dead while several others were abducted as bandits launched multiple attacks on Kaduna – Birnin Gwari highway on Thursday.

Birnin Gwari highway in Kaduna State has earned notoriety for high incidences of bandits who defy security operatives.

One of the incidents according to eyewitness, happened at Unguwar Geda, few metres from Zankoro, a dreaded location along the highway, around 3pm, on Thursday.

A resident, who pleaded anonymity, said his younger brother is among those who were abducted.

‎”As I’m speaking to you now, I can confirm six people dead and we don’t know how many were abducted. My younger brother is among those abducted. In fact, they (bandits) have reached out this evening,” he said.

Another resident of Udawa, Mohammad Umaru, confirmed that his younger brother was also killed.

“It’s terrible; they killed my brother; we just received his corpse and we are preparing to bury him,” he said.

Daily Trust gathered that the bandits broke the chain of vehicles escorted by security and vigilante during the operation.

‎No official comment from the state government and Police Command as calls to the Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Jalige Mohammed were unanswered.

The police had earlier said over 40 of the passengers who were abducted on Wednesday had been rescued.



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